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Hello. Thanks for the question. Try not to be too worried.
It looks like this is some type of contact allergy. Allergies can cause redness, itching and hives on the abdomen. The clipping probably just irritated the skin more and now there is clipper burn on top of a contact allergy. It doesn't sound like the spray is helping, so I would agree with stopping that. It's just an antibiotic with a steroid. The steroid should have helped, but sometimes the alcohol carrier in those sprays just makes matters worse.
I would not use anything topically. I would just clean the area with a mild antibacterial soap and some cool water. I would then leave it alone. The only thing I would give, is Benadryl for the itching and irritation. You can give Benadryl every 6-8 hours, as needed. The dose range is anywhere from 1-2 mg per lb body weight.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
I would just continue with the shirt.
A contact allergen should resolve over 5-7 days. It can be recurrent, though, depending on the allergies and the dog. I would still give this more time. If it ends up being a recurrent issue, then I would do allergy testing with a veterinary dermatologist to know what he's allergic to and to see if anything needs to be done about it.
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